Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was pictured in custody today arriving at Greek police station ahead of a second night behind bars after allegedly punching a police officer and then attempting to bribe his way out custody.
The £85million England international was allegedly involved in a bust-up with a group of other Englishmen before becoming ‘very abusive and aggressive’ towards officers who arrived to intervene last night on the island of Mykonos.
Maguire, 27, spent the night in a cell along with two other men thought to be fellow players aged 28 and 29, and the trio have been transferred to the neighbouring island of Syros where they will appear before the state prosecutor tomorrow.
The chief prosecutor told local media that he expects Maguire to make an apology at the hearing.
Maguire was seen this evening being taken into Syros police station by plain-clothes officers after a three hour boat journey to his new jail cell with the two other men.
The three Britons have been charged with aggravated assault. Two of the officers suffered facial injuries during the scrap after they were allegedly hurled to the ground, punched and kicked.
The centre-half, who rakes in £190,000-a-week, is alleged to have punched an officer and then attempted to bribe policemen to let him go.
Maguire was yesterday pictured drinking at a pool party at SantAnna Bar with fellow United youngsters Marcus Rashford, 22, and Brandon Williams, 19, as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes, 27, and snooker player Judd Trump, 31 and his brother Joe Maguire. It is not clear if anybody at this party was with Maguire later that evening.
Harry Maguire is escorted by plain clothes police officers to the central police station on the island of Syros, west of Mykonos, after her was arrested last night for allegedly assaulting officers during a raucous night out
One of the three men involved in the brawl was transferred to the island of Syros today while wearing a mask and dark sunglasses while hiding his face from the camera
Harry Maguire appeared on Love Island star Chris Hughes’ Instagram stories on Wednesday and was seen drinking shots
Footage taken yesterday by Maguire’s sister Daisy shows the group lounging in the sun at the SantAnna bar in Mykonos. Also in attendance were fellow United youngsters Marcus Rashford, 22, and Brandon Williams, 19, as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes, 27, and snooker player Judd Trump, 31
Maguire (left) was earlier on Thursday picture knocking back drinks by a pool with fellow Manchster United stars Brandon Williams (right, sitting to the left of the young woman) and Marcus Rashford (sitting to her right)
Maguire was last night pictured at the Bonbonniere Bar in Mykonos sat around a shisha table with other young men and women
Maguire’s poolside party earlier on Thursday included snooker player Judd Trump (left), as well as fellow football colleagues Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams (right)
Harry Maguire’s girlfriend Fern Hawkins posted this Instagram snap last night with the caption: ‘Holidays with you … ♥️’
Daisy Maguire, the footballer’s sister, at the bar in Mykonos yesterday afternoon
Maguire, 27, was also pictured yesterday at a drinks party for snooker player Judd Trump, whose 31st birthday was on Wednesday
The SantAnna Bar where Maguire and his friends were drinking yesterday afternoon. The party included fellow United youngsters Marcus Rashford, 22, and Brandon Williams, 19, as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes, 27, and snooker player Judd Trump, 31. It is not clear if anybody at this party was with Maguire later that evening.
Maguire was pictured at the SantAnna Bar on the Greek island on Thursday afternoon with the group that included Marcus Rashford, Brandon Williams and Judd Trump, before making his way to the Bonbonniere bar later in the evening. He ended up in a brawl outside Fabrica and was arrested. Two other men, aged 28 and 29, were also detained. They are expected to appear in court later today on the nearby island of Syros
Police today said that two groups of Englishmen were brawling outside Mykonos’ Fabrica bar in the early hours of Friday morning and when they tried to intervene they were rounded on by three men, including the centre-half.
‘When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups – with the football players – started verbally abusing officers. There were several policemen there. At some point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28, and 29 – threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.’ Petros Vassilakis a police spokesman said.
‘All of the three were arrested but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the football player, got violent also. They threw down at least two policemen, hit them with their fists and kicked them.’ The police spokesman continued.
‘I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the football player, are being held in custody, locked up in Mykonos cell. They will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Syros later today to be charged with aggravated assault.’
Maguire plans to cut short his holiday and return to the UK, according to a source at Manchester United.
Lawyers for the club have been in contact with their player and they are awaiting clarification from police on the island over what charges he might face.
‘We are expecting more information from Mykonos as clarification is needed over exactly what happened and what charges he will face, if any.’ The lawyers said.
Manchester United said in a statement: ‘The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.
‘Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.
‘At this time we will be making no further comment.’
The Manchester United captain Harry Maguire posing with a fan last night in Mykonos town
Instagram snaps posted by Chris Hughes showing a group of lads in the back of a mini bus last night
Brandon Williams, 19, is also on holiday in Mykonos and was earlier on Thursday attending a pool party with Maguire
Shanice East, Williams’s girlfriend, yesterday posted this snap with Maguire’s girlfriend Fern Hawkins
Footage posted on a Greek website shows Maguire last night chatting with fans in the Matogiannia area of Mykonos town.
Britons were singing his name in the street and posing for selfies with the soccer ace before things went awry.
His girlfriend Fern Hawkins posted an Instagram picture last night with the caption: ‘Holidays with you … ♥️’. She has since made her profile private.
United players are taking time off after their Europa League exertions earlier this month before the resumption of the Premier League at the end of September.
The club were eliminated by Spanish side Sevilla last Sunday. Had they won that fixture they would be up against Inter Milan in the final tonight in Germany.
Maguire said he was ‘devastated’ by the semi-final exit against the Spanish side last week.
He added: ‘We deserved to go through but ultimately we fell short at the semi-final stage, for the third time this season.
On Thursday, Chris Hughes shared pictures of himself with a cut above his eye which was sustained on a night out for Judd Trump’s birthday the night before. ‘I look hard,’ he joked
An Instagram picture of Judd Trump – Chris Hughes was partying with the snooker star on Wednesday night for Trump’s 31st birthday
A selfie picture taken last night from a hospital bed in Mykonos by a friend of Judd Trump’s
‘It means a lot to us, the boys are devastated. We have a good group of lads who know what it means to play for this club and losing isn’t acceptable. Getting to semi-finals isn’t acceptable and we now have to look at taking it another step.
‘Maybe that little bit of inexperience cost us in the end. Even when we are on top, creating chances we shouldn’t concede that second goal.
‘They worked it well down the right but we have to do better. We conceded from two crosses and it’s not good enough.’
Maguire is next due to play at Old Trafford for their first game of the season on September 19 against Crystal Palace.
Harry Maguire playing earlier this month against LASK Linz at Old Trafford for Manchester United’s in the Europa League